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Seuss & Harvey Go Different Ways

What way they want to go in future

7/21/17 -- Eddie Harvey an Andy Seuss will parts way after a several great years on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. With many victory's an 2 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Championships they have different ideas on what each want to do.

Seuss has been running the ARCA Series an running very well to say an Harvey wanting to run the SMRTour. So with the ending fo a great team. they both will go the separate ways. I can only say " Hope to see them back together in the future"

Better Late Than Never For Santos At NHMS

Uses Overtime Pass To Return To Whelen Modified Victory Lane

LOUDON, N.H. -- For much of Saturday's Eastern Propane & Oil 100, Bobby Santos was riding in the middle of the pack. The Franklin, Massachusetts, driver began his charge with 15 laps to go and then took advantage of overtime to drive to Victory Lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

It was Santos' 15th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win and second at the 1.058-mile oval.

"It's pretty awesome to win here at New Hampshire," Santos said. "I'm really excited for my team -- Tinio Racing and everyone that got us here. The guys gave me a great car. They put me in position. I had a great long run car there at the end and I had a good battle with Ryan Preece."

This one came with plenty of late-race drama.more info..

GERSTNER GETS CAREER-FIRST SMRS WIN AT HICKORY

 

NEWTON, N.C. Each time the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) races, Jeremy Gerstner drives between nine and 10 hours one way from Wesley Chapel, Fla. to compete. All those miles paid off Saturday when Gerstner won the Independence Bash 125 at Hickory Motor Speedway his career first series race.

Gerstner started in seventh position and with the drop of the green immediately started racing forward and took command by lap seven. He led until lap 56 when he got caught in lapped traffic yielding the top spot to Bobby Measmer with Burt Myers taking second and then ultimately the lead. more info..

Solomito Repeats At Riverhead

Seventh Career Victory For Whelen Modified Points Leader

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. -- Six races into the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, and Timmy Solomito is looking every bit the driver to beat for the championship.

After his breakout four-win campaign in 2016, Solomito has had an even better encore. 

Saturday, the Islip, New York, driver returned to his home track of Riverhead Raceway and picked up his third win of the season. He held off David Sapienza on an overtime finish to take the Buzz Chew Chevrolet-Cadillac 200.

The Coors Light Pole Award winner, Solomito held serve for his seventh career victory. He also won this event last year. His No. 16 Starrett Tools Ford led three times for a race-high 151 laps, including the final 102 as a caution on Lap 196 pushed the race to 208 laps. more info..

Preece Rockets To Thompson Victory

Rolls To Second Whelen Modified Win After Late Pit Stop

THOMPSON, Conn. --  Ryan Preece's pit stop strategy pushed him back in the field. But the Berlin, Connecticut, driver wasted no time in driving to the front en route to Wednesday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the Thompson 125 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

The win was the second of the season for Preece and 17th of his career.

Preece pitted with many of his lead challengers on lap 70. The No. 6 TS Haulers Chevrolet was forced to restart outside the top 10 behind a number of cars including Rowan Pennink and Bobby Santos, who pitted earlier. A late charge through the field by Preece culminated with a move to the inside of Pennink for the lead with just 18 laps to go. more info...

Solomito Muscles Way to Langley Victory

Reclaims Modified Tour Points Lead With Second Win of 2017

HAMPTON, Va. Timmy Solomito muscled his way past Doug Coby with seven laps to go to score the victory in Saturday night's City of Hampton 150 at Larry King Law's Langley Speedway his second victory of the season in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Coby had dominated much of the event, leading all but six laps, but Solomito closed in on him in the closing stages of the 150 lap race at the .396-mile oval in Hampton, Virginia. When Solomito finally got to Coby's rear bumper, he began to press the issue, looking to the inside and the outside and repeatedly giving shots to Coby.  With seven laps to go, and the third and fourth place cars of Max Zachem and Eric Goodale joining the battle for the win, Solomito executed the bump-and-run, which resulted in Coby spinning. more info...

Preece Returns To Winning Form

Edges Coby For Whelen Modified Victory At Stafford

STAFFORD, Conn. -- Returning to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour full-time this year, Ryan Preece was itching to get back into Victory Lane.

He accomplished that goal Sunday in the 46th running of the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway.

He took the lead from race leader Doug Coby with 13 laps to go and drove away with his first career Spring Sizzler victory behind the wheel of his No. 6 TS Haulers Chevrolet.

The win was his first since August of 2015 at Bristol Motor Speedway and his first of the newly unified Whelen Modified Tour. Preece, who previously had won 15 times on the Whelen Modified Tour and three times on the Whelen Southern Modified Tour, spent last year driving full-time on the NASCAR XFINITY Series and made just 10 starts between the two tours. more info...

Pennink Puts Ole Blue Back Into Victory Lane

First Points Win For Iconic Whelen Modified Team Since 2009

THOMPSON, Conn. - Rowan Pennink outdueled Bobby Santos on a restart with three laps to go and drove on to victory in the Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Sunday marked the third career victory for Pennink, and first since the 2013 season, which also came at Thompson. It was also the first points race victory for the famed "Ole Blue" No. 3 Cape Cod Copper Chevrolet since 2009. The Boehler Racing team, which has six NASCAR Modified championships, is celebrating its 60th season.

Coors Light Polesitter Timmy Solomito rallied in the closing laps to finish second and Max Zachem crossed the line third. Santos, who was leading the race on the Lap 147 restart, settled for fourth with Patrick Emerling fifth.more results

Solomito Charges Late For Myrtle Beach Win

First Winner For Newly Unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

MYRTLE BEACH , S.C. ( March 18, 2017 ) One year ago, Timmy Solomito captured his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the season-opening Icebreaker at Connecticut's Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Fast-forward a year later, the Islip, New York, driver was celebrating a victory in the season-opening race once again.

Solomito captured the win in the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen on Saturday at another historic venue, the half-mile Myrtle Beach Speedway, and became the first winner on the newly formed unified Whelen Modified Tour.

Solomito's No. 16 Starrett Tools Ford took the lead for the final time following a late-race caution that setup the final restart and held off Rob Summers on a green-white-checkered finish to take down the victory. The win was Solomito's fifth career on the tour after his breakout 2016. more info..

Racing Legend Howie Hodge Passes and Longtime Northeastern Racing Photographer

Saw Modified Racing Thru The Eyes of the Lenses

1/28/17.. The Northeast short track racing scene lost a giant and cornerstone figure of the sport on Saturday.

Howie Hodge, a fixture as a photographer documenting racing across the country and primarily at Connecticut short tracks, passed away Saturday.

Hodge was 77. more info...